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Stories from Millard West High School
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Tenley Wright | October 20, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 14, 2020.

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Tenley Wright | October 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Emma Baker | October 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 9, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | October 6, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Edison Geiler | October 5, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on October 2, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | September 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on September 18, 2020.

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Censorship: the enemy of student journalists
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Alexis Bahensky | September 23, 2020

We are taught from young ages that our voices are important and we should share them with our community. Getting involved in journalism is a way the younger generation can do that. However, it seems that…

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Stop policing people’s grammar
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Morgan Weir | September 8, 2020

Language is the centerpiece of culture. It’s about more than communication; it’s a shared tool that bonds us with people in our community. However, it can also become a barrier that isolates and differentiates…

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Edison Geiler | September 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on August 28, 2020.

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Coronavirus is a feminist issue
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Morgan Weir | May 11, 2020

Coronavirus is exposing inequalities among different socioeconomic statuses, including race, class and, although it isn’t as commonly acknowledged, gender. Most of the major federal and state recovery…

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Annalise Smalley | May 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Tell tails of the times
Coronavirus

Emma Baker | April 23, 2020

As the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, people may be noticing another rise in something a little bit more wholesome: pet ownership.

At the beginning of the year, the health service company Cigna…

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Reporting from the front lines
Coronavirus

Morgan Weir | April 21, 2020

It’s 7 p.m. in New York City, and people flock to their windows with cowbells and whistles, hooting and cheering as healthcare workers, grocery store employees and emergency responders return from their…

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Chirping away at the time
Coronavirus

Kaitlin Reynolds | April 17, 2020

Constructing the walls of a future house to a feathered friend and painting the exterior with the perfect touches to make a home is the perfect activity for one Millard West student who spends her time…

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Finding out their fate
Coronavirus

Kaitlyn Willard | April 16, 2020

On April 6, Superintendent Dr. Jim Sutfin released an official statement regarding the end of the year plans for not only seniors, but Millard Public Schools as a whole. He took this announcement to Twitter…

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No classroom, no problem
Coronavirus

Dana Summers | April 8, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1, the staff at Wheeler Elementary School showed how much they missed their students by parading their way through the community.

Due to the Coronavirus and the cancellation of the…

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Driving thru COVID-19
Coronavirus

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | April 6, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, Governor Pete Ricketts needed to take precautions in order to slow down the virus in the state. Part of those regulations had limitations on gatherings, such as public places,…

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Emma Baker | April 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 28, 2020.

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Bailey Christensen | March 25, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

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Logan Berggren | March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | March 19, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 5, 2020.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | March 13, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on March 12, 2020.

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Edison Geiler | March 12, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Nebraska needs to join the ERA of equality
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Morgan Weir | March 11, 2020

On March 22, 1972, Congress passed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a proposed constitutional amendment to fight sex-based discrimination and ensure equal rights which was introduced in 1923. The active…

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A safer school
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Kaitlyn Willard | March 10, 2020

During January of 2020, the 180 schools across Douglas County held a kick-off at the Omaha Police Department as they celebrated the beginning of the new Safe2Help Hotline. 

This new hotline is for…

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Panic spreading like the novel coronavirus
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Michelle Zhang | March 3, 2020

It is well established that the novel coronavirus, officially termed COVID-19, is a threat to humanity as the everchanging virus continues to spread from person to person transmission. Originating from…

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Brenna Batchelder | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 20, 2020.

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Bailey Christensen | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 26, 2020.

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Natalie Eljamal | March 2, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | February 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 27, 2020.

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Finding a family
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Natalie Eljamal | February 26, 2020

Most families have some sort of connection, whether biological or adopted. For junior Vivien Gaines, fostering is a large component of her family’s connection. Gaines’s family has been fostering for…

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Annalise Smalley | February 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 30, 2020.

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Jordan Bakar | February 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 19, 2020.

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Elizabeth Hahn | February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | February 17, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2020.

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Natalie Eljamal | February 11, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on February 5, 2020.

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Nebraska is losing its minds
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Edison Geiler | February 10, 2020

Most brain drains refer to a country losing well-educated citizens because they want to pursue better career opportunities elsewhere in the world. The event is usually viewed as a country to country exchange,…

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Dana Summers | February 7, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 24, 2020.

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Kaitlyn Willard | February 3, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 8, 2019.

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Annabelle Harshbarger | January 31, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 14, 2019.

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Jordan Bakar | January 29, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 5, 2019.

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Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla | January 28, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on November 8, 2019.

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Kaitlyn Willard | January 24, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on January 14, 2020.

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Jenna Reynolds | January 21, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 6, 2019.

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Into the mind of a killer
Arts & Entertainment

Elizabeth Hahn | January 15, 2020

Most agree that love can make people do crazy things, but nothing terribly out of the ordinary. However, for the sociopath that audiences love to hate, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), lust brings out the…

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Edison Geiler | January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 18, 2019.

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Logan Berggren | January 9, 2020

This story was originally published on The Catalyst on December 19, 2019.

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Country Radio Turns Down the Volume on Female Artists
Arts & Entertainment

Tenley Wright | January 7, 2020

A study released in April of 2019 revealed that country radio has been edging women out of the format over the last 18 years.The study is the first to use radio airplay data to investigate gender imbalances…

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Wall of fame
Features

Morgan Weir | January 6, 2020

As high schoolers gear up for college prep season and start thinking about their post-high school plans, one Millard West teacher has found a unique way to inspire them. When walking down the halls upstairs,…

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Senior for Senate
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Chloe Parker | December 30, 2019

Students. These children spend every day gaining knowledge and experience in order to prepare them for the road of adulthood. Some more involved students even have life-changing opportunities, presented…

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